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Manager of Compliance + Legal Affairs

Jessica Cohen Taubman is an attorney with a decade of experience in the background screening and drug testing industries. As the Manager of Compliance + Legal Affairs at Hound Labs, Inc., Jessica offers guidance on legal trends and regulatory updates, helping the company navigate the complexities of the evolving legislative landscape. Jessica leverages her industry background and expertise to support Hound Labs’ mission of helping employers balance safety and fairness in workplace drug testing. Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and religion from Temple University, her Juris Doctor from the Emory University School of Law, and her Master of Science in criminology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Professional Background Screening Association.

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